what I do and why I do it

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American columnist and author living in St. Petersburg

Author of The King of FU and The Babushka Society

Co-creator of Flash-365.com.

Find monthly collaboration projects on Patreon with various artists. like  Death at a Preschool Christmas Party

*If you are an artist who’d like to collaborate, email me

Columnist for Russia Beyond: Conversations with Russians.

*If you’d like to participate in my column, find my channel on TELEGRAM

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Why do I write?

I write because cats can’t. I write for the same reason that musicians play, mathematicians add and psychopaths murder people. I write because, really, what the fuck else am I supposed to do with all of this?

What is my writing like?

My writing is like two ferrets fighting over an old grape. Yes, they are blind.

The King of FU

“In the early years of the 20th century, a group of Russian dudes came up with the concept of defamiliarization. In simple terms, it was the presentation of a literary text in a strange or unfamiliar way, often using language or literary devices to “enhance the perception of the familiar.” What do a group of old Russian dudes have to do with The King of FU? Everything, actually.” – The Fail Book Review


https://player.vimeo.com/api/player.js Interview with Benjamin Davis from Alena Koleso on Vimeo.


One comment on “what I do and why I do it”
  1. Jake says:

    I’ll be sure to pick up the book soon. Subbed.

    Liked by 1 person

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